I have to set the stage for this one. After picking up Josh from work this evening we decided to swing by the optometrist office to pick up his contacts. Upon arriving, I was proud of myself for two reasons: 1) I knew where the office was, which is a small feat in a new town, and 2) we made it there safely despite the freshly fallen snow.
As we pulled into the parking lot, the following conversation ensued:
K: I'll just park over here so you can run in real quick.
J: Actually, I usually go in over there.
K: (not seeing a place to pull the car around) Where??
J: Right there. Whoa, watch out!
During this conversation I was looking in the direction Josh was pointing, confused as to where I was supposed to pull the car around so he could go in the front door of the building. He was pointing at the door itself, thinking I would just park on the side of the building. Obviously, this conversation happened really quickly, which is why I completely overlooked the curb and ran right over it. Actually, we jumped the curb and pretty much sat on top of it... and I had to back up in order to get off. Lame.
Now here is where the story gets interesting. Hopping the curb immediately gave us a flat tire. Since we had 2 hungry girls with us and the tire store was just around the corner, we decided to just drive there. Super slow.
I'll spare you all of the details, but basically everything turned out OK. (In fact, this is all very funny to me now). A quaint little Mexican restaurant was right next door to the tire store, so we just went there for dinner. It was amazing food and now I can cross "try a new restaurant" off my 2012 bucket list. The girls were well-behaved and didn't even realize that we were flying by the seat of our pants.
After finishing all of her food, Summer colored...
...and Kylie played "Angry Birds" for the first time on Josh's new work phone.
*Side note: As we were getting the girls ready for bed tonight, Kylie asked to play Angry Birds. We told her that it was time for bed but maybe she could play more tomorrow. After a short pause, she said to Josh, "Maybe you could take your other phone to work and I can play Angry Birds." Clever.
Anyway, I'm counting my blessings tonight. 1) Josh wasn't ticked at me for making such a dumb mistake. 2) The girls did incredibly well, even with our change of plans. 3) We got to enjoy a new restaurant as a family. 4) We only had to pay for a new tire-- no dented rim or anything like that.
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"